The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for Functional Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Functional Testing
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 50 69
Rank change year-on-year -2 +19  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 3 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.52% 1.20% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.51% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Median daily rate £275 £360 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.61% +30.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.20 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  

Functional Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 464 465 623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 80.28% 80.03% 79.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 267 371
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 31 54
Median hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.33% +59.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Cambridgeshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Functional Testing in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Cambridgeshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Cambridgeshire

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Huntingdon - 2 £275 -
Cambridge -3 1 - - 1
Functional Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) SAP PM
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) PHP
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Local Government
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) B2C
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) SEO
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) .NET

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SAP PM
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (14.29%) Unit4 Business World
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Functional Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) SAP Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) SAP Functional Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
2 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 1 (14.29%) Behat
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) CSS3
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) Laravel
1 1 (14.29%) Smarty
1 1 (14.29%) Twig
1 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) B2C
3 1 (14.29%) Build Automation
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) SEO
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle